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NASA BRIEFING ON SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS ABOARD NG-12 CARGO MISSION TO ISS, Oct 17, 2019, virtual, 2:00 pm ET (audiocast)

NASA will hold a teleconference briefing on October 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm ET to discuss science experiments that will be launched to the International Space Station (ISS) on the next Northrop Grumman (NG) Cygnus cargo mission, NG-12.  Launch is currently scheduled for November 2, 2019.

Audio of the briefing will be streamed on NASA Live.

Participants are:

  • Jennifer Buchli, deputy chief scientist for the International Space Station Program Science Office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, and Michael Roberts, interim chief scientist for the ISS U.S. National Lab, will provide an overview of the research and technology aboard the Cygnus spacecraft.
  • Thomas Krueger, team lead of the European Space Agency’s Human-Robot Interaction Lab, will discuss the ANALOG-1 investigation, which will test telerobotic operations under microgravity conditions aboard the space station.
  • Mike Snyder, founder, board member, and Chief Engineer for Made In Space, will discuss Made in Space’s Recycler, which will test systems needed to reprocess plastic into 3D printing filament in the microgravity environment of the International Space Station. The Recycler will utilize polymer materials to produce filament that can be transferred to the Made in Space 3D printer that has operated on the orbiting laboratory since 2016.
  • Brian York, principal investigator of the Rodent Research-14 investigation, will discuss how the investigation studies the effects of microgravity on the biological circadian rhythm and key organ tissues, including the colon, heart, lung, liver, kidney and hypothalamus. This investigation advances research on the most common liver disease in humans.
  • Kathleen Coderre, principal investigator, will discuss AstroRad, a new vest that could protect astronauts’ vital organs from deep-space radiation. Knowledge gained could also aid the development of shielding technologies for patients on Earth receiving radiation treatments.

 

Details

Date:
October 17
Time:
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm